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Poster: clashcity Date: Jan 21, 2009 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For JOTS and all the other ipod/apple haters here (non-dead)

"I am an apple guy, been so for more than 20 years"

Someone likes their fascism fashionable and expensive.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 21, 2009 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For JOTS and all the other ipod/apple haters here (non-dead)

Maybe or perhaps in my field of work apples were the superior machines 20 years ago and while PCs have improved, I see no reason switch at this point. For the record I also own one PC although it is old so I don't use it much any more and on this site i have recommended PCs to people because of the cost difference.

You seem a bit angry. Why does a minor little group of people using a computer that is a bit different from yours make you so pissed? Besides if Apple is fascist what does that make Microsoft? The company that made it hard for people to use netscape when they rolled out their own browser? Lots of free choice there. I bet if you were sitting in front of a shiny fashionable computer that matched your kitchen, you would not be so angry. Lighten up Francis.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Jan 21, 2009 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For JOTS and all the other ipod/apple haters here (non-dead)

Your powers of perception, err, assumption are so keen aren't they?

All I said is that you like your fascism expensive and fashionable. I prefer mine inexpensive, diverse, and with more options available to me.

That was meant to be a smartass remark, and didn't have any baked in hatred as you were so quick to assume and point out...

In other words: blow me.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 21, 2009 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For JOTS and all the other ipod/apple haters here (non-dead)

No assumptions asshole, I actually have memory. I am sure these comments about apple users and further down about smugness were also in jest.

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=225930

Difference between you and me is that I can post a video that pokes fun of apple and its users that is funny. All you do is pass judgement, not only on the computer company but its users. Sorry I can't find the smart part of such smartass comments.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Jan 21, 2009 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For JOTS and all the other ipod/apple haters here (non-dead)

How does that make sense?

My previous posts on that thread could certainly be taken as you seem to have. But are you going to tell me there aren't people like that, and that I'm not allowed to make fun of them?

I have encountered smug Apple users. Maybe they are smug for other reasons beyond that, I don't know. But I spoke based on my experience.

I don't know what to tell you dude. You can paint your picture, and call me an asshole, but all I was doing was making fun of the Apple-heads.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZtbshemzq8

This post was modified by clashcity on 2009-01-21 19:19:58

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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: Jan 21, 2009 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For JOTS and all the other ipod/apple haters here (non-dead)

Now that's funny, no matter which side you're on.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 21, 2009 10:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For JOTS and all the other ipod/apple haters here (non-dead)

Okay I like that one!!

I am sorry but the tone of your posts have never struck me that you were making fun of people in a lighthearted fashion. I apologize if I misunderstood that. That was why I was suggesting you lighten up. I only called you an asshole because of the blow me comment. I apologize for that too.

I think there are smug people, but I doubt anyone who was an apple user who posted that onion clip would likely be such a person. I really only used them initially because it was what worked best for me for what I was doing. I am fortunate enough to still be in the same line of work so I see no reason to stop using them. The fact that they built all these other gadgets to go with the computer is just a bonus for me.

I say we get back to the music that brought us here. Cheers.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Jan 21, 2009 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For JOTS and all the other ipod/apple haters here (non-dead)

I don't do much lightheartedly, and yea I'm often on the pessimistic side of things... but I don't do/say things maliciously or with hatred - at least that's not my intention.

Sarcasm, and tone of voice aren't something that translate well in this medium.

Speaking of music... Mick Jones played his last show with the band (and thusly the end of the Clash) at Woz's US Festival in 83.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3-Hc62LRZg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDlwue0F9HY

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 21, 2009 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For JOTS and all the other ipod/apple haters here (non-dead)

Saw the Clash open for the Who and JFK Stadium in '82. I was really looking forward to the performance, unfortunately the band was nearly done at that point and it was coming through on stage. The crowd started booing the lackluster performance about 3 songs in and they basically asked if we wanted to hear anymore. Being Philadelphia, the crowd responded in the way we knew best and they walked off the stage.

yeah, sarcasm definitely doesn't translate well in this medium, regardless whose keyboard you are using to type on.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Jan 21, 2009 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For JOTS and all the other ipod/apple haters here (non-dead)

Indeed. A Topper-less Clash just isn't The Clash. Plus I'm sure the tension between Jones and Strummer was highly evident on stage.

The city that threw snowballs at Santa... hahaha! Did they expect a different answer to that question?

Amazingly some of the songs performed at the US Fest weren't too bad, but some were just way out of whack.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 21, 2009 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For JOTS and all the other ipod/apple haters here (non-dead)

"A Topper-less Clash just isn't The Clash."

How right you are.

Now you guys go grab a slice at Fellini's and have a beer at the Star Bar.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Jan 21, 2009 12:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For JOTS and all the other ipod/apple haters here (non-dead)

I prefer Lorenzo's and Dirty Frank's if its all the same to you...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 21, 2009 12:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For JOTS and all the other ipod/apple haters here (non-dead)

Yea, then again, I haven't lived there in well over a decade. That said, I'll be back when drivin n cyrin release their first new album in 11 years this year and hit up the Charleston, Savannah and other area fun spots in the back of the van....

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Poster: clashcity Date: Jan 21, 2009 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For JOTS and all the other ipod/apple haters here (non-dead)

Yikes. You was talkin' ATL, I was talkin' PHL.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 21, 2009 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For JOTS and all the other ipod/apple haters here (non-dead)

Wow - that's a bit of a difference.